Uitvlugt cane cutters protest for `fair week’s work’

-after GuySuCo cuts work schedule

Uitvlugt workers picketing (GAWU photo)

Cane cutters from the Uitvlugt Estate staged a picketing exercise yesterday, calling on the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) management to provide them with a “fair week’s work”, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) said.

In a press release yesterday, the Union stated that during last week, the cane cutters were informed that they were only being provided with approximately three days of work, which is unusual in the cropping period, since maximum efforts would usually be pursued to ensure the timely harvesting of canes.

“The situation at Uitvlugt is even more unusual as the factory is generally operating normally and, therefore, it appears, there was no reason to limit work to the cane cutters in the first place. Strangely, though the cane cutters received reduced work assignments last week, the estate still managed to realise its weekly production target,” the statement said…..

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